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Puerta de la Ciudad

Av. Gran Colombia | Noreste De La Ciudad, Loja 110150, Ecuador
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Doesn't Take Much Time and is a Nice Walk

It's a nice little attraction located near the center of town. Depending on where you stay it can... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
GregQuixote
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Seattle, Washington
Kitsch at it's Finest

Imagine a Cervantes-type fantasy of crenellated towers and a river running by it. A Dali-esque Don... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
dwf747
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Toronto, Canada
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Av. Gran Colombia | Noreste De La Ciudad, Loja 110150, Ecuador
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"city gate"
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"fantastic views"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"an art gallery"
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"few minutes"
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"panoramic view"
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"nice place"
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"tower"
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"castle"
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"photos"
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"shield"
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"ecuador"
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"build"
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"opp"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's a nice little attraction located near the center of town. Depending on where you stay it can be a nice walk on along the Rio Malacatos. But don't misunderstand; the Malacatos itself is more of a muddy drainage ditch than a scenic river. The...More

Thank GregQuixote
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Imagine a Cervantes-type fantasy of crenellated towers and a river running by it. A Dali-esque Don Quixote and Sancho Panza guard one end of the bridge. A steady stream of traffic over the bridge completes it's charm. The Cafe was closed for renovations. But you...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Well, I did like it I can´t deny I think they should chance the name tho. For something different probably in the past I was an entrance but now just a beauty in the middle of the city. You can get nice pictures of it...More

Thank Cochu006
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A castle in a shield of Loja thought by a King ... today is an architectural monument in a city considered as the entrance to the Amazon ... !!

Thank REMIMART
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I could not find how to add a brand new site to review, so I am sticking my review here. I spent only a couple days in Loja at the end of December and it rained a lot and sometimes a steady downpour so my...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This is a nice attraction located by one of the rivers running through the town. Good view from the top, free entrance, and rotating art displays. A nice way to kill an hour or so and a short walk from the centre.

Thank Panamajoe2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The food is good (they have vegetarian options) and the service is beyond attentive. This is a go to for us whenever we are in the city.

Thank dflei
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

At the outset, appears oddly in the scenery but a second look at it dispels any apprehensions. Comes with wonderful and elaborate statues on the other side. Do visit the museum and the cafe nearby.

Thank AmaLaVida12
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This city gate leads to the city center. It's said that it's the most ornate city gate in Ecuador. I've travelled in Ecuador for two months, and from what I've seen, I'd agree. It also has a cafe, and you can go up to the...More

Thank Hurstonp
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Loja is a walkable town and one must walk through the city gates to appreciate her beauty. Like a castle, the gates dominate the street and invites one to explore the history, flavor and culture. Great place to take touristy photos, too!

Thank MSMHSRN
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Lsdancer2
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Response from kmalivuk | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what is happening there. When I visited there was an interesting photo exhibit of old Loja which itself took more than an hour. The coffee shop also serves meals and a chance to meet locals. However English is... More
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